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  • Birthday 28/03/1958

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  1. Takes all sorts i suppose , I personally love some of the stuff Steve S60 puts up . Problem is , the next time a female "activist" tries a stunt like this , everyone will be wary of doing anything , and she may be carrying more than a rape alarm next time .
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  2. Congratulations ! Great news , well deserved .
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  3. Great pics Sean , Thanks for posting .
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  4. As was mentioned earlier , Greenpoint in Brooklyn is a place several record shops either sprung up or re located a few years ago , come out of the subway at Manhattan Ave , you have " The Thing "( massive cellar in thrift store full of mainly albums and 12s ) .Not too far across the road . not sure if " The Record Grouch " is still on Manhattan Ave . Running parrallel , but behind the main street , you have a road that has " Academy records annexe" , and if you carry on further up for about ten minutes , you will come to "Co-op 84 records ". ( Permanent records used to be on this road but had moved to Park Slope Brooklyn a couple of years ago ) On the way back from co op 84 , get back onto Manhattan Ave until you get to Calyer street , this is where you will find " Captured Tracks records "( Hipster vibe , plenty of soul albums and 45s ) Spent time in New york regularly for years until recently and always found this to be a fruitful circuit . The shops did seem to move , open and close a lot though , it was a fast changing scene .Think Greenpoint became the place where they set up shop after Williamsburg became to expensive .
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  5. Another version of "Jacks " was 50 p a card , all stood round the pool table , again , the red and black jack card holders teamed up for a doubles frame of pool , the winning pair then played each other for the pot . Very popular in the Dragon in Whitefield especially before heading off to the Wigan Friday Oldies all nighters in the late 70s . ( I believe there is the " Amsterdam " version as well where the pot pays for a visit to a massage parlour ).
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  6. I love " Downtown" hearing that always makes me happy , just played it before I wrote this , at this point , I dont care what label stuff comes under , point taken though , if you pay to attend a " northern soul " night , it may be a surprising selection
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  7. " Job Opening " and " Dr Truelove " both have some fantastic lines, couldnt pick a favourite
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  8. Sorry to hear you are not doing it any more , you definately grew on me over time,and brought energy and enthusiasm into the mix , all the best .
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  9. Derek Howes record bar at the top of the stairs came immediately to mind before I started reading the comments ,. Couple of purchases from there mid seventies , Marjorie Black ,"One more hurt ", Sue orig 0.85p . Edwin Starr " You're my Mellow "Ric tic orig ,£ 3.00 . Not really bothered if Hmv closes to be honest , not bought anything in there for decades . In the words of the only HMV UK demo I possess "Its alright ". What is mildly concerning is I thought "Fopp" was also owned by HMV . I do call in there now and then , plenty of bargain books ,only last week the Detriot 67 was on sale for £3.00 or two for £5.00 (paperback ) Would be a pity if this place folds as well , I did hear it was mainly a overstock outlet for HMV.
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  10. Leaning more and more to this kind of sound , previews ( the ones i dont already know) sound fantastic . Will be my first C.D. purchase for a couple of years .
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  11. Re Ortofon Concorde cartriges , I Have one of these and have no issue with the playback , however , and this is mainly from a personal taste point of view , I think a 1210 deck looks better with an original Technics headshell . There is that Hybrid Ortofon cart which fits the Technics headshell , this i suppose is an alternative , but again for me , comes across as neither one thing or the other . Technics Headshell and Shure Cartridge and stylus .. very satisfying .
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  12. Technics 1210 mk2 deck , shure 44-7 cartridge ,. Celestion ditton 44 speakers , Technics receiver .As a system is only as good as its weakest link , my next upgrade will be changing the receiver for a decent amp , probably a vintage late 70s early 80s Sansui . Personally , I have found the vintage hi fi gear far superior to anything that may be had in the same price range new . The Celestion Ditton 44 speakers I have are absolutely magic and were made in 1972 . ,the problem many people may have is convincing the wife / partner or whatever to give them house room as they are bulky and very heavy .
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  13. In the seventies I kind of equated people who didnt buy pressings as those who had less passion , Who could resist some of the sounds as they were re pressed ? actually owning a copy of that record you had loved for months sometimes years , the main focus of life bieng to travel miles to hear it and many others, At that point , there were no down loads , c.d.s etc and if you wanted a copy , that was pretty much the only way .They were irresistable ! That has changed today , but still some people still prefer to have a copy on vinyl than on C.D. Also , if we take away those who have NEVER owned a pressing , never played one , never sold one , never lent out an original to be copied , there wouldnt be too many people left , If we then apply the same criteria to the people around in the 70s heyday , I cant think of any . ( they were around no doubt) Several of the main dealers currently have sections for " repros" "represses" or the like and theres not usually much distinction here whether or not they have been legally repressed or not ( in fairness some do state" legit reissue " or similar ) . Ok , Hang me now !
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  14. A man of integrity is needed here to sort out this situation , someone beyond reproach , respected by all . Didnt Simon Soussan resurface recently ?
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  15. Fair enough , yes , maybe the discs should have been sold off and the proceeds sent over there , complicated business though , many artists now passed on , relatively small amount of cash to be distributed , what about producers etc .. But in principle that would be the ideal community payback . Maybe the transgressors should be made to sit across the table from their victims , and explain their motivations for acting in such a manner , I am Sure Saxie Russell and co would appreciate the " healing " opportunity
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